Pronunciation: (u-point'munt),[key] —n. 1. a fixed mutual agreement for a meeting; engagement: We made an appointment to meet again. 2. a meeting set for a specific time or place: I'm late for my appointment. 3. the act of appointing, designating, or placing in office: to fill a vacancy by appointment. 4. an office, position, or the like, to which a person is appointed: He received his appointment as ambassador to Italy. 5. Usually, appointments. equipment, furnishings, or accouterments.
6. appointments,accouterments for a soldier or a horse.
7. Manège.a horse-show class in which the contestant need not be a member of a hunt but must wear regulation hunt livery. Cf. Corinthian (def. 9).
8. Archaic.decree; ordinance.